ASME vs ANSI Safety Standards

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Blog, Mechanical Tool Advice |

The American National Standards Institute, mostly known as ANSI, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, mostly known as ASME, are both private, non-profit organizations mainly focusing on bringing uniformity in voluntary standards used in the engineering process. Although both organizations work on national and global standards, the core difference between the two organizations can clearly be seen in their mission and vision. ASME is...

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5 USA-Made High Quality Mechanic Tool Brands

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Blog, Mechanical Tool Advice, Mechanical Tool Reviews |

Let’s face it, when it comes to mechanics tools, such as ratchets, sockets, impact drivers, wrenches, screwdrivers and so on, there is a huge selection of brands and variables of hand tools out in the market today. Many of these brands are even owned by the same company. Let’s quickly discuss below the 5 basic “levels” of mechanics hand tools. Casual –The around the house Do It Yourself-er, who’s tool arsenal...

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Top 5 OBD 2 Scanner Tools with Reviews 2017

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Blog, Mechanical Tool Advice, Speciality Tools |

Introduction To The Best Top 5 Selling OBD II Scanner Tools In this modern age of automobiles most everything is controlled by a central computer aka ECM, PCM, etc and they dictate how parts are to work with each other. Just as important as telling parts of the car to do something, the computer also knows when a part is malfunctioning or when a sensor isn’t working within it’s normal perimeters. It’s even safe to say that the...

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Best Ways to Remove Rust from Tools

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Blog, Mechanic Accessories, Mechanical Tool Advice |

Introduction Maybe it’s been awhile since your last home improvement project or maybe you just picked up some old tools for cheap at the flea market and they’re a little rusty. Without regular use, metal tools are prone to rust, especially if stored in damp areas. The steel and iron that you’re tools are made of gets exposed to moisture and oxygen which causes a chemical reaction called oxidation, which leads to rust. No worries because rust is...

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What Tools Does an Auto Mechanic Need?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Blog, Mechanical Tool Advice |

Before we delve into the tools a mechanic needs, we need to ask ourselves, what does an auto mechanic do? An auto mechanic is someone who’s occupation is repairing and maintaining automobiles. This is someone who can diagnose a problem in a car and come up with a solution. There are all-around mechanics, and then there are those that just concentrate on repairing certain parts. We have been to several garages around the country, and we noticed...

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Top Mechanic Tools

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Blog, Mechanical Tool Advice |

There are times when your garage is more than just a place to park your car. It could easily turn out to be your hanging spot when you’re at home. This is especially so if you enjoy working on your car. Most of us would like to brag to our co-workers about how we repaired our own cars: “I changed the gearbox myself.” We’re sure that is something that we would all like to brag about, although it is not very realistic. We can however, bring...

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